The Options In Dehumidifiers

The level of humidity in the house plays a key role in the comfort level of the residents. Too much humidity can make you feel clammy and hot. Again, room air completely depleted of moisture will make you essentially dry. Therefore you should have a dehumidifier or a humidifier (according to the need) in the house to maintain an optimum level of humidity. Here we will be discussing about various types in dehumidifier that removes unwanted moisture from the house. A dehumidifier can mainly be classified in four main types. This classification is done on the basis of working principle - heat pumps dehumidifiers, ventilating dehumidifiers, chemical absorbent dehumidifiers, restoration dehumidifiers, and homemade dehumidifiers.

Chemical Absorbent Dehumidifiers

These are also good options among dehumidifiers. These contain either silica gel or desiccant-type adsorbents. These absorbers are dried and stuck into a wheel. The air is passed over the wheel as a result of which the gel sucks the moisture and makes the air perfectly dry. As the principle on which these operate is quite simple they are also made into portable dehumidifying units. The portable dehumidifiers are quite reasonably priced and vary in size and capacity. They work very well in smaller spaces like a bedroom or kitchen.

Restoration humidifiers

These are also chemical absorbent dehumidifiers but are bigger in size and capacity. They are heavy-duty machines. They are meant to dry and dehumidify the house which is affected by leaky plumbing and flood. They can efficiently extract water, make the floors and walls dry and stop harmful mold growth.

Heat Pump Dehumidifiers

The heat pump manly contains a fan and heat exchanger coil. The fan blows the hot air of the room to the coil. The moisture collected from the air is heated by the heat coil and then circulated again in the room. This is a continuous cycle that maintains a perfect humidity level. These units come within a range of $150 to $400.

Dehumidifiers made at home

These generally comprise of de-icing salt to extract dampness out from the air. The salt is filled in bags that are kept on buckets which will collect the dripping water from the salt. But salt requires regular replacement.

Dehumidifying Ventilators

These dehumidifiers are designed for basements, attics and crawlspaces. They usually have a sensor and a fan. The sensor works in tandem with the fan to maintain right humidity level in the space.





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